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Old 30-07-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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What car are you thinking about buying next, or what major plans do you have atm?

Hi all, I've been thinking about what i'd do as soon as I got off my greens, and I think I really want something with more power, perhaps an evo or an mps, however I really love my Astina and was thinking about a complete engine rebuild (turbocharged) and respraying the whole thing, I know this would take a lot of time and effort and money but I have a couple of mates that seem like they would be more than happy to help me and they are very knowledgeable, having built several cars themselves.

So I guess my question to everyone is, are you gonna keep your car the way it is, turbo it, or buy a newer model?
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Old 30-07-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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well for me im going turbo all the way baby have 5 turbos sitting at home to choose from.. lol

mate for u i would go with a already turboed car as mods are usually easier.. and more reliable.. like 6 years down the track i will be looking at a evo or GTO as they are just so dam good stock. but i have gone to far now to turn back with my ba thats all
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Old 30-07-2012, 03:55 PM   #3
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well for me im going turbo all the way baby have 5 turbos sitting at home to choose from.. lol

mate for u i would go with a already turboed car as mods are usually easier.. and more reliable.. like 6 years down the track i will be looking at a evo or GTO as they are just so dam good stock. but i have gone to far now to turn back with my ba thats all
Much the same as Mat.

Too far down the road now to really change. But would like to grab an S2000 or a BRZ (pending on how they progress)

Maybe an Evo or something but honestly don't want a turbo Sometime in the next 6 years I want to do Targa Tasmania, so will prolly progress towards that.
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Old 30-07-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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Much the same as Mat.

Too far down the road now to really change. But would like to grab an S2000 or a BRZ (pending on how they progress)

Maybe an Evo or something but honestly don't want a turbo Sometime in the next 6 years I want to do Targa Tasmania, so will prolly progress towards that.
OMG haha i would love to to targa tas.. im hoping i can do it in the ba lol long stretch i know but it would be a good week of fun
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Old 30-07-2012, 03:37 PM   #5
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Old 30-07-2012, 03:51 PM   #6
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Probably gonna buy 2 cars within the next 12 months.
1. Around $25K on a 18 month old soccer mum car that is 2.0-2.5L FWD or AWD.
2. Undecided on cost, but the 323 needs to be retired as a daily, and I'm not man enough to sell it.
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Old 30-07-2012, 04:25 PM   #7
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Now that frankenstina is pretty much finished and I don't want to destroy it driving to and from work im looking at buying another toy or another everyday car.
So that means an NA or NB MX5 or similar.
I still have the 100cc 2 stroke scooter which I ride during the warmer/lighter months.
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Old 30-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #8
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we did look at a 1970 zd fairlaine with stroked big block auto+9 inch diff but decided against it as bodywork was in question above windscreen pillars so sticking with protege and eb fairmont.
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Old 30-07-2012, 06:42 PM   #9
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the little nugget will be mine for awhile longer no plans or no rush to sell it.. ahah love it wayy to much. for my own liking..
plans, getting new wheels and thenn umm.. fixing the oil leak. not much reallyy little thing here and there..
down the track i doo wanna buy one of the new wrx that are out hatchyy.. probably go black or charcoal, nice set out wheels powered coat them either fluro or metallic
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Old 30-07-2012, 06:58 PM   #10
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the little nugget will be mine for awhile longer no plans or no rush to sell it.. ahah love it wayy to much. for my own liking..
plans, getting new wheels and thenn umm.. fixing the oil leak. not much reallyy little thing here and there..
down the track i doo wanna buy one of the new wrx that are out hatchyy.. probably go black or charcoal, nice set out wheels powered coat them either fluro or metallic
hoon!!!!
would only change for an evo8 but i don't see that happening anytimg soon so i'm keeping mine and theres a good seen with the local AGT members so lots of interest and probly going to end up going turbo as i love driving the 323, do a sp20 front end conversion, and hopefully my ke70 will be finnished soon turbo'd 4k "hello natio lol
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hoon!!!!
would only change for an evo8 but i don't see that happening anytimg soon so i'm keeping mine and theres a good seen with the local AGT members so lots of interest and probly going to end up going turbo as i love driving the 323, do a sp20 front end conversion, and hopefully my ke70 will be finnished soon turbo'd 4k "hello natio lol
wow u have a thread on it or some picture???
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Old 30-07-2012, 08:06 PM   #12
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wow u have a thread on it or some picture???
sure do! andrews ke70....


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Old 30-07-2012, 09:11 PM   #13
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sure do! andrews ke70....

hahahaha your so funny. Everyone smurfy's now a comedian lol
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wow u have a thread on it or some picture???
of the Ksev yer i'll put a couple up of just before i striped it, the hole car's in primer now just trying to save some money to get the body work done so i get paint it, and then when it's getting the body and paint done i'm going to start building the motor and mocking up a exhaust manifold and all the IC pipes
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Old 30-07-2012, 07:26 PM   #14
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Last car was a Nissan Skyline R32 Gtst and my next car will be a Nissan S15 Spec R, I want turbo and more power going to have to look hard for a stockish one with low k's and build it up from there.

As for my SP20 by the time i have paid it off it should have around 100 thousand K's and be they way that I want it, few mods to come.
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Old 30-07-2012, 08:09 PM   #15
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Well I wont be selling either the SP20 or the Bluebird anytime soon, but wifey and I will be looking at a new family truckster within the next 12mths, something that is a bit bigger to carry more stuff (and tow)
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Old 30-07-2012, 08:13 PM   #16
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If the Astina went then it would be a toss up between an Rx-8 and a second gen FC.

Back to reality gotta have a chat with mechanic to put the FE3 in the BA and add a turbo.
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Old 30-07-2012, 08:59 PM   #17
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Next car i want to buy i want it to be a brand spanker.

Will either be a Mazda 6 if im feeling luxury. New look even sweetens that deal.
Mazda RX8
Mitso Evo 10 (Will settle for slightly used due to price)
Newer WRX (sedan one, those make me druel, also will settle for slightly used)

Those are all very expensive so they wont be happening for a few years yet until i get a full time job when finishing uni. So at least 2+ years... But seriously, im very content with the Mazda.

The plan if a unmentionable happens to the SP20, i will probably go MPS (Not the newer shape)

Edit: Oh also, this weeks obsession is a Skyline V35. It changes weekly.

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Old 30-07-2012, 09:03 PM   #18
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Old 30-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #19
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how about that respray Dan?
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how about that respray Dan?
Oh yeah, forgot this thread was for plans as well, not just next car.

Eh, have a list as long as my arm for all three cars currently in the household.
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